When you’re on a two-hour flight and have an old uncle in the next seat snoring soundly since take off
Newcomer is a gripping murder mystery novel which takes you back to the classical narrative style in Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes novels where the uncovering of little details reveals a lot. A middle aged divorcee, Mineko Mitsui has been murdered in a Tokyo neighbourhood, and detective sergeant, Kyochiro Kaga, who has just moved to the precinct begins investigating the neighbourhood for clues. Who is the mysterious Ms. Mitsui? What relationship did the various neighbouring shops have to do with her death? Was there something in her past that led to her murder? Who had a real motive to kill her?